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Second Season Garden: Cauliflower and Other Brassicas

October 24, 2013

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Now onto the third of the four raised beds. The last few years I’ve squeezed in six cauliflower plants with the broccoli. This year I devoted the first raised bed entirely to broccoli.

Since there are so many brassicas I enjoy growing and eating, I’m devoting the third raised bed to cauliflower and other brassicas. The downside is that my brassica rotation goes from a four years to two years. Two purple sprouting broccoli will again go in 15 gallon pots since they get so large.

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Here’s the rundown:

3 Brussels Sprouts ‘Long Island Improved’
See my earlier post Planting, Growing and Harvesting Brussels Sprouts
6 Red Cabbage 'Red Acre’
6 Cauliflower 'Snowball’
6 Purple Cauliflower 'Graffiti’
6 Red Kohlrabi 'Winner’

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Can you imagine this…

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…becoming this? Follow along in the Second Season Garden.

Photo credit: Crapesinbloom.locallygrown.net

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